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Vitamix Recalls 64-Ounce Low Profile Blender Container Due to Laceration Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: August 28, 2013
Recall number: 13-273
Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile container
Name of product:
Vitamix 64-ounce Low-Profile Container
The blade can break, creating a laceration hazard to consumers.
Vitamix toll-free at (888) 350-4386 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET on Saturdays or online at www.ContainerBladeRecall.com for more information or by going to www.vitamix.com, then clicking on the “Customer Service” link at the bottom of the page, and clicking on the link for “Voluntary Recall on Vitamix Containers.”
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About 165,000 in the United States and an additional 4,300 in Canada
The recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce Low-Profile containers with blade part number 103208 A and blade date codes 03-12 (March 2012) through 07-13 (July 2013). The blade part number and date code are laser etched onto the top of the blade at the bottom of the container. The clear, plastic, 64-ounce container with black plastic handle and lid was sold with Vitamix blender models 7500, Professional Series 300, Professional Series 750 and individually. Replacement blades with part number 104602 A are not affected.
Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should stop using the recalled container immediately and contact Vitamix for instructions on how to send back the container (without the lid or any accessories) to the firm for a free repair.
Major retailers nationwide and online at vitamix.com from April 2012 to August 2013 for about $529 to $749 with different model base or $149 for the container alone. Products were also sold through show demonstrators, who demonstrate products at retail outlets, consumer shows, fairs and other venues.
Vita-Mix Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.